5 Apr Huntress by Malinda Lo, out today from Little, Brown, is a prequel to her first novel, Ash (reviewed here by Elizabeth Bear), and is set in that. 5 Apr Huntress is the story of two girls: Taisin, a gifted student well on her way to becoming one of the best sages of her generation, and Kaede, her. Ash (); Huntress (); The Fox (), short story set after Huntress, published in Subterranean Magazine.

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My metaphorical hat is off to Malinda Lo for this bittersweet tale of love, heroism, sacrifice, and coming-of-age.

Ash is also found in Love Bites 2: Dec 29, Karissa rated it it was amazing.

When two women make the decision not to spend their lives together, but to choose their careers, it’s important that the audience see why they made that decision.

Do I need to know what happens in Huntress in order to understand Ash?

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By the time they reach the city, there is not much space left to tell the rest Ok, so, thoughts. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Some of this article’s listed sources may not be malibda. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

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The big issue between the huntress and her family is not that she is a lesbian, but that her father has already set up a politically advantagous marriage for her, just as he did her brother. I think Lo definitely has a knack for creating interesting mythologies and complicated character relationships, and I enjoyed the imagery in this book.


The Children’s Book Council. It was of the “characters X and Y did something bad, so let’s atone for it by sacrificing an innocent bystander, to prevent the end of the world” variety. Because that’s basically what this book is — a Asian version of Twilight featuring lesbians. Unfortunately, the ending feels a little unearned. The best ending might be a separation in good faith and in love, where the two people get to grow into adults in their chosen fields. No one ever hands Kaede and Taisin a convenient way to have everything they want without sacrifice.

Anyway, this story is about the journey of six people: I couldn’t put it down, because I was so curious about where this story was going.


Passion You don’t have to but I have found reading Ash first laid some nice groundwork for Huntress. The writing style here is also a plus! However, because of the girls lack of chemistry, it was hard to care. But the inevitable but comes to mind, so I’ll just stop apologetically beating around the bush and say it – Huntress, while undoubtedly wonderful, was also a bit of a let-down. Jun 08, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: I find myself genuinely caring about the enthralling world building.

I loved Malinda Lo’s first book Ash and was excited to about Huntress. Huntress by Malinda Lo Goodreads Author.

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maliinda It’s about knowing what you want and chasing a path that takes you in that direction. It wasn’t a terrible book, but I was expecting more. This easily takes up two-thirds or more of the book. LGBT content and a fictionalized pseudo Asian world, what more could a girl ask for? Setting their story over a long quest is a perfect choice, as it forces them into close contact for a long while—especially once they begin losing the other members of the party to wolves and ghosts in the Wood.


Sages are to be celibate, yet the vision she has of the future, where malnda knows she loves Kaede, haunts her. The romance in this book was just as unbelievable as Twilight: A character starts out with a vision that everyone swears is completely true, involving a specific set of characters in a specific location The introduction of the quest is very short and we don’t get much of an explanation. Huntress is filled with noble characters, beautiful imagery, and selfless love; and left me feeling uplifted after I finished it.

That’s usually more than enough for me to like a book. The proportions for this book are way off.

Later, the reader grows accustomed to it. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing.